Bank Holiday Weather Forecast
FRIDAY MAY 29th: Partly cloudy in the morning with showers developing in the afternoon. Cool in a moderate NW breeze with highs of just 13c or 14c. OVERNIGHT: Showers dying out and skies clearing. Winds dropping light, backing west at first, southwest later. Lows of 2c to 4c with perhaps a grass frost in sheltered areas.
SATURDAY MAY 30th: Sunny at first, however cloud will increase throughout the day in moderate southwest breezes. Rain will develop during the late afternoon as winds back southerly and freshen. Highs of 13c to 15c early on, but dropping with the arrival of the rain. OVERNIGHT: Heavy rain at first along with fresh southerly winds, backing westerly with a clearance from the west later. Lows of 7c or 8c.
SUNDAY MAY 31st: A fine start is expected, however cloud will bubble up and heavy showers will develop in moderate westerly breezes. Cool with highs of just 12c or 13c at best. OVERNIGHT: Showers continuing for a time in a blustery west wind before dying out later. Winds backing SW before dawn and dropping light to moderate. Cold later with lows of 4c or 5c.
MONDAY JUNE 1st: Partly cloudy at first, but cloud and rain will quickly spread from the west and persist for much of the day. SW breezes will back southerly and increase fresh to strong with some gale force gusts possible. Feeling cold as highs struggle to reach 11c or 12c at best. OVERNIGHT: Wet and windy for a time before a clearance from the west gradually extends eastwards. Winds backing west to northwest later. Lows of 6c to 9c.
OUTLOOK: Some settled weather is likely to develop from midweek onwards: Tuesday is likely to be cool with a few showers, but increasingly milder as winds switch SW for Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday will be rather cloudy with some drizzle for a time, but Thursday should be dry with warmer temperatures developing as winds switch to a more S to SE direction gradually. Into next weekend, high pressure looks set to develop to the NE of Ireland which will establish a continental flow over Ireland bringing summer-like conditions with highs getting into the high teens or low 20s over many parts of Ireland.
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